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Hocus Pocus

October 15, 2019

Hi Friends! It’s EK popping in to create a little Halloween Fun. My family’s favorite Halloween movie is Hocus Pocus, and it occurred to me, that I could make my own bit of witchy fun using the Halloween Accessories and some creative coloring.

Step One: Die cut all the pieces you need from some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock using both the Halloween Accessories die set and the Spider Web die set.

Step Two: Color up the accessories and assemble using Kids Choice Glue. I used a combination of cool grays for the cauldron (C5, C7, C9). I used E31, E34, and E37 for the bristles on the broom stick, while I used E81, E84, and E87 for the handle and spoon. I used G02, G05, and G09 for the bubbles and sludge.

Step Three: Color up the Witch’s Hats and assemble with Kid’s Choice Glue. I themed each of the hats after each of the three witches from Hocus Pocus. I colored a blonde hat (Y000, Y00, Y02 and Y06) to represent Sarah, a gray hat (W5, W7, W9) to represent Mary, and a reddish hat (E13, E07, E09, E19) to represent Winifred.

Step Four: Cut a piece of Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches and score and fold to make a 6×6 card base. Then spray and splatter the card frame with some Distress Oxide Spray. I used Mermaid Lagoon.

Step Five: Die cut out the movie title’s letters using the Blackboard Alphabet letters from some Spring Green Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Six: Using a copic maker, give the title a little shading. I used both a YG13 and N2 copic.

Step Seven: Trim the spider web into half and adhere it to the corners of the card frame with some Kids Choice Glue.

Step Eight: Using both Kids Choice Glue and 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the rest of the pieces of the card to the card frame.

I just love how this card came out and can’t wait to send it to my best friend who loves this move even more than I do. I think without stealing any intellectual rights, I was about to absolutely capture the feel of the movie.

Let me know in the comments below if I put a spell on you! Until then, Happy Crafting.

EK


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Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Christmas Garden Card

October 9, 2019

Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. I have a super fun card to share with you using Christmas Garden stamp set to create and background and accents. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.

Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4 and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)

Step 2 – Trim Brick Red Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Stamp Christmas Garden image using ink of your choice randomly covering the entire panel. See photo below.

Step 4 – Diecut Stitched Indented Rectangles using the background created from Step 3. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.

Step 5 – Stamp Christmas Garden image onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using Gina K Amalgam Ink two times. This is an alcohol friendly ink. Color in the images using any alcohol markers of your choice. I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. Fussy cut the images and adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.

Step 6 – Stamp Joyful Wishes using Versamark Ink on Brick Red Soft Finish Cardstock. Diecut Diagonal Stitched Fishtail and adhere to the card using Foam Tape.

Step 7 – Optional – For added interest and sparkle adhere red jewels randomly using Kid’s Choice Glue.

This card was so much fun using one stamp set and makes a wonderful holiday card. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Tina

Cardmaking Elizabeth Craft Designs General Inspiration from the Design Team Joset Designs

Halloween Scarecrow

October 1, 2019

Hello Friends! It’s EK and I am popping in to let you know it is the first day of October, so that means it is officially time to break out all the fun Halloween stuff. I am so excited that Joset released earlier this year a fun-filled line of Halloween dies. They are going to be ghoul-tastic this year.

Step One: Die cut all the pieces from the Scarecrow die set using scrapes of printed paper. I used scrapes from the It’s Christmas Time, White Christmas, Relax in the Garden, Thinking About-Grand Canyon and Sweet Vintage Rose paper packs.

Step Two: Using Kids Choice Glue, assemble the scarecrow.

Step Three: Using alcohol markers, add some shadowing. I used N0, N2, and N4 copics.

Step Four: Trim a piece of Dusky Sky Soft Finish Cardstock to 5.5×5.5 inches. Using the Earth & Sky stencil and some Distress Oxides, add clouds and a moon to the background. I used Seedless Preserves, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire. Adhere the inked cardstock to a piece of 12×6 inch trimmed piece of Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock, that is scored and folded into a 6×6 inch card frame.

Step Five: Die cut the Tree die set from some Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the tree and grass to the card frame.

Step Six: Adhere the Scarecrow and mice to the card frame.

Thank you for peeking in today. Let us know what Halloween project you are most excited to create this year in the comments below. Until then, happy crafting.

EK Gorman


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A Way With Words Elizabeth Craft Designs General Soft Finish Cardstock

A Way With Words Birthday Gift Box

September 28, 2019

Hi Friends! It is EK, and I am so excited to share this small gift box I created. I have a teenager now, and I have been looking for a fun way to give his friend’s birthday cash in a more creative way than just a simple card. I thought the A Way With Words Gable Box by Suzanne Cannon was the perfect way to give a little birthday cash.

Step One: Die cut some Dove Gray Soft Finish Cardstock with the Gable Box die.

Step Two: Pre-fold all the edges of the gable box. This make a big difference later when you are assembling the box.

Step Three: Using some copic friendly black ink, stamp out the long candle image twice and the sentiment from the A Way With Words Happy Birthday Collection stamp set.

Step Four: Using alcohol makers, color an ombre effect across the whole box. I used YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27, E19, E18 (lightest to darkest) copic markers.

Step Five: Color in the candles with an alcohol maker. I used E07 for the base and Y02 for the flame.

Step Six: Using a white gel pen, add some details to the stamped images. Using some Kids Choice Glue, paint a little glue onto the flames and add some Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

Step Seven: Using some 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add some adhesive to both the tab and the bottom of the box. Assemble the box.

I just love how this little box came out. I think it is perfect for a fall birthday.

Thanks for peeking in today. Let us know your favorite way to gift cash outside of a traditional birthday card in the comments below.

EK Gorman


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Cardmaking Joset Designs Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock Technique Friday Videos

Technique Friday | Christmas Door Card

September 27, 2019

Happy Technique Friday, crafters!

Today, Els is showing us how to create this beautiful holiday card, featuring the Christmas Door die set.

Watch the tutorial, download the project sheet and shop the supplies –– all on the Technique Friday Project Page!

Let us know if you’ve tried this project! Happy Crafting!

Cardmaking ModaScrap Soft Finish Cardstock Stamping

Bold And Bright Save The Date Card

September 23, 2019

Hi friends! It’s EK, and today I am popping in to share a bold and bright ‘save the date’ invitation design.

So often I see an invitation or save the date cards and they are often created with pale or pastel tones and so serious. I thought it might be really fun to create a bold, bright, and fun ‘save the date’ card. And since I am using the ModaScrap Wedding Sentiments stamp set, creating this card will be so simple.

Step One: Trim a piece of 110lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×8.5 and score and fold to create a A2 card.

Step Two: Using the smallest circles from the Dashing Circles die set, die cut a series of circles out of bright colored Soft Finish Cardstock. I used Ladybug Red, Bright Orange, Sky Blue, Spring Green, and Perfect Purple Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Three: Create a frame for the card using two dies from the Dashing Rectangles die set. I used some Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock for my frame.

Step Four: Using the Wedding Sentiments stamp set, stamp images and a sentiment onto your die cut circles using some black ink.

Step Five: Adhere the black die cut frame to the card using some 3mm Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Six: Adhere the die cut circles onto the card frame, letting some of the circles dangle off the edge. Trim the bits hanging off the card so the circles become flush with the edge of the card.

Step Seven: Add some decorative drops to the card frame using a liquid drops. Did you see that ECD just add a brand new line of Craft Drops to their store? There are six new colors and I am so excited to play with these new craft drops!

I hope you got a kick seeing how I created this bold and bright save the date card. What I like about this design is I can change the stamp set and create a whole new card. Need a birthday card, this design will work. Need an anniversary card, this design could also work. And of course this fun, bright, bold design will be perfect for an anytime card!

Let us know in the comments below what your favorite color pallet is. Do you like bold and bright, pale or pastel, dark, jewel toned? Let us know because we are curious to hear!

EK Gorman


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Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Elizabeth Craft Designs General Soft Finish Cardstock

Create The Things

September 22, 2019

Hi Friends! It’s EK and I am back once again to share how I colored up another one of Charlene’s new 6×8 inch stamp sets. Today I am playing around with the new Make a Wish stamp set. This is a really stunning stamp set filled with feathers and floral images. But hands down my favorite thing about this stamp set is the gal in it. What do I love about her? Well, I think she could be anybody. She could be any girl you want her to be. She can be brave, or curious, she could be sad or celebratory. She can be you or your best friend.

So I today I am creating a card that is wishful…for what, I haven’t fully decided yet, but I love how the feathers help create the feeling I as going for.

Step One: Trim a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock to 6×6 inches. Then Using a copic friendly ink, stamp the feathers from the Make a Wish stamp set all over the cardstock. I choose to use a collection of four colors to color up the feathers, so I planned out where each color would go. You can see where I marked each of the feathers with the lightest colors so that I did not accidentally color two feathers next to each other the same.

Step Two: Finish coloring up the feathers. I used a collection of earth tone copics to finish this card. The four collection of colors I used were as follows: E11, E13 and E15/ E40, E42, and E43/ E70, E71 and E74/ and finally E93, E95, and E97. I also used my E40 collection around the edges of the cardstock.

Trim a piece of Cafe au Lait Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches. Score and fold the cardstock to make a 6×6 card frame. Adhere the feather cardstock to the card frame using some 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step Three: On a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock (my favorite weight paper to fussy cut), stamp the image of the gal from the Make a Wish stamp set using copic friendly ink. Then color the image. I used E23, E35 and E57 for her skin tones, E23, E25, and E27 for her hair, and E07, E09, and E19 for her dress. Fussy cut out the image. Adhere the girl to the feather image.

Step Four: Stamp the sentiment onto a piece of Mustard Soft Finish Cardstock. Then die cut the sentiment using the Fitted Indented Square die set. Adhere the sentiment to the card.

I like that this card really could be used for almost any occasion. It is a nice one to have lying around for when you have an ‘opps, I need a card’ moments in life.

Let us know in the comments below what things you would created that you wished existed. Until then, happy crafting.

EK Gorman


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Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team Paper Flowers Soft Finish Cardstock Susan's Garden Club

You Make Me Smile

September 5, 2019

So the kids are back in school, the weather is cooling down, and I am getting to reconnect with some mom friends at drop off and pick up. It is such a lovely time of year and I wanted to make a little card for a friend just to say thank you. She always makes smile with her upbeat attitude and positive outlook so I thought a card featuring a handmade paper rose would be perfect to let her know what I think of her friendship.

Step One: Die cut the Garden Notes English Rose die out of some 110lb White Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step Two: Using copic markers color the rose petals. I used Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, and YR15.

Step Three: Shape the petals using the four piece all metal tool set and molding pad.

Step Four: Assembled the petals using some liquid adhesive. I used Kids Choice Glue.

I just love how the finished rose looks. It looks almost real.

Step Five: Color the leaf die cuts. I used G81, G85 and G46.

Step Six: Shape the leaves using the four piece metal tool set and the leaf molding pad.

Step Seven: Die cut the water can from the Garden Notes Garden Water Can die set using some 110lb White Soft Finish cardstock.

Step Eight: Color the watering can. I used some Bronze and Fire Ruby Wax. Adhere the spout to the can.

Step Nine: Trim a piece of Relax in the Garden printed paper to 4.25×5.5 inches and adhere to an A2 Card frame.

Step Ten: Adhere the can to the card frame using some 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Adhere the rose and the leaves to the card frame using some Kids Choice Glue.

Step Eleven: Die cut the sentiment from the Words 2- Thinking of You die set out of some Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere to the card frame.

Step Twelve: Stamp the rest of the sentiment onto some more Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock using the Build Your Sentiment 1 stamp set. I stamped the sentiment ‘You’ and ‘Make Me’ in both black and white ink. Adhere the cardstock to the card frame. Add some white dots using a gel pen around the edges of the cardstock.

There is something that makes me so happy about this card. The yellow rose just makes it seem so friendly.

Because of the dimension and texture to this card, I will not place it in an envelope, but instead inside a little gift bag with some chocolate.

What kid of crafting supplies do you use to let your friends know you are grateful for their kindness? Let us know in the comments below how you help celebrate your friendships. Until then, happy crafting.


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Cardmaking Charlene Stamps Inspiration from the Design Team Soft Finish Cardstock

Halloween Coloring

August 29, 2019

One of the things I keep talking about with the new extra large (6×8 inches) stamp set line from designer Charlene Van Der Vorst is that these images were meant to be colored. I mean they were seriously designed with coloring in mind. So you can image my joy when I saw that the new stamp set Halloween Party was not only a large stamp set meant to be colored, but a large stamp set that was meant to be colored and Halloween themed!!!

Today I decided to share a little pictorial tutorial on how I colored these images in with my copics for anyone who is feeling intimidated by the coloring process of such awesome stamps!

Step One: Stamp the bat cat image onto some White Soft Finish Cardstock using copic friendly ink. Create a mask for the image and add it over the stamped image. I use post it tape.

Step Two: Stamp the other images with copic friendly ink over the mask.

Step Three: Peel off the mask.

Step Four: Color the bat cat in. I used C5, C7, and C9 for the cat’s body, W5, W7, and W9 for his wings, and V00, and V01 for his nose and ears.

Step Five: Using a copic friendly pen, add some lines under the pumpkins to mimic the Jack-o-lantern.

Step Six: Color the first two pumpkins in a bold orange color. I used YR61, YR16, and YR68.

Step Seven: Color the second two colors a faded orange. I used YR20, YR24, and YR27.

Step Eight: Color the pumpkin stems with a muted green. I used G43 and G46.

Step Nine: Color the ground using a warm grey. I used W5, W7, and W9. I also colored in the Jack-o-Lanterns teeth with W3 and W5.

Step Ten: Color the background. I used YG13, YG17, YG67, and G99. I also added dots of sparkle gel pen and white gel pen to the background.

Step Eleven: Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add the colored cardstock to a piece of 6×12 inch Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock, folded and scored to make a 6×6 card frame.

I hope this series of photos help simplify the coloring process. I am in love with this stamp set and totally have big plans for it beyond just the Halloween card making season and other plans of playing with different coloring mediums with this set.

What coloring mediums would you use to color the Halloween Party Stamp Set? Let us know in the comments below. Until then, Happy Crafting.

EK Gorman


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Cardmaking Inspiration from the Design Team ModaScrap Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

Lunch Box Notes

August 28, 2019

Every year at the beginning of the school year, I like to whip up a ton of Lunch Box notes for the kids to stick into their lunches. These are small one sided note cards that I can write a quick positive note on the back.

The key to this notes are to make something pretty, but that can be whipped up quickly. And now that my daughters are older, they need to be a little more mature. So I love how the Romantic Bouquet and Lace Card dies allow me to make these special little notes so easily.

Step One: Trim up four pieces of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 2.75×4.25 inches.

Step Two: Die cut two of the pieces of paper with the Romantic Bouquet and two with the Lace Card. Yes the paper is smaller than the dies, but it works.

Step Three: Spray one of each die cuts with some spray ink. I chose purple for my youngest daughter.

Step Four: Repeat step three with the other two die cuts and a different color. I used orange for my oldest daughter.

Step Five: Trim up four pieces of Soft Finish Cardstock to coordinate with the sprayed ink to 2.75×4.25 inches. I used Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock and Rust Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the sprayed die cuts onto the colored cardstock using some Kids Choice Glue.

Step Six: Cover a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock with a piece Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. Die cut your sentiment from the prepared cardstock. I used the die sets Words 2- Thinking of You and Words 4- Remember so I could use the words ‘forever’ and ‘good luck’.

Step Seven: Cover the die cut sentiments in one color of Silk Microfine Glitter. I used Royal Blue Silk Microfine Glitter for one set.

And Copper Silk Microfine Glitter for the other.

Step Eight: Adhere the the sentiments to the note card using some Kids Choice Glue.

Step Nine: Add a strip of 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive around the edges of the note card. Make sure to press the tape firmly to the project.

Step Ten: Add coordinating MicroFine Glitter to the 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

I love how these little note cards came out and can’t wait to use them in my daughter’s lunch boxes. These were super easy to make and yet I think the glitter makes it perfect for my not so little girls.

Thanks for peeking in today. Let us know in the comments below what you do for your kids or grandkids at back to school season. Until then, happy crafting.

EK Gorman


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